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May 2019

Downtown Santa Cruz Sidewalk Sales – Memorial Day Weekend

May 24 @ 10:00 am - May 27 @ 7:00 pm
Downtown Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States + Google Map

The Popular Downtown Sidewalk Sale returns this weekend with FOUR days of great month-end deals. Stroll along the Avenue and the side streets, and enjoy a day of shopping and relaxing Downtown. The Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale happens all day, Friday, Saturday & Sunday AND Monday.

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Vernados Circus at San Lorenzo Park

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - June 9 @ 8:30 pm
San Lorenzo Park, CA San Lorenzo Park, CA United States

The Venardos Circus is coming to San Lorenzo Park along the Riverwalk in Santa Cruz CA, May 24th - June 9th. This unique, family-oriented traveling circus troupe has been touring the country for four years and was recently featured on CBS Sunday Morning! 🎩 Created by former Ringling Bros. Ringmaster Kevin Venardos, this animal-free circus features a cast of aerialists, acrobats, comedians, jugglers, contortionists and daredevils hailing from around the world. The Broadway-style opening and closing singing and dancing add…

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Author Event: Anthony Aguirre, Cosmological Koans

May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Bookshop is pleased to welcome Anthony Aguirre for a book discussion and signing of his new book, Cosmological Koans. In fifty brief chapters, Aguirre introduces these Buddhist-style questions—or koans—and then uses physics to explain them. A koan is a brief paradox—such as the classic What is the sound of one hand clapping?—that may seem baffling at first, but which on reflection offers real insight into the mysteries of life. To examine his cosmological koans (Could there be a civilization in…

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Memorial Day Remembrance at Evergreen Cemetery

May 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Evergreen Cemetery Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States + Google Map

Join friends, neighbors, and local veterans at Evergreen Cemetery to commemorate Santa Cruz’s 152nd Memorial Day. Listen to speakers, join the pop-up museum, and honor those that have or continue to serve our country. Learn more about the event and how to honor your loved one in the Pop-up Museum: https://santacruzmah.org/events/memorial-day/2019/05/27 After the hour-long ceremony, enjoy a bbq lunch from One Nation Dream Makers. $10 donation. Serving noon-1:00 pm. The Observance is held in the quiet Grand Army of the…

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Downtown Tuesday

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until December 26, 2019

If it’s Tuesday, it must be DOWNTOWN! Downtown Tuesdays feature specials all day throughout Downtown – come relax and meet your friends in your Downtown. Click HERE for specials and special events throughout Downtown Santa Cruz.

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2019 Short Story Contest Winners KZSC Radio Event

May 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Tune in to Bruce Bratton's Universal Grapevine radio show on KZSC 88.1 FM (available live online at www.KZSC.org) on Tuesday evening, May 28th, at 7:00 to hear Bookshop's annual Short Story Contest winners read their stories! This year's radio event will feature the works of Ryan Masters, Anna Montgomery Patton, and our 2019 First Place winner, Lauren Michelle Finkle. You can view their work and more information about the writers here, and tune in to KZSC on Tuesday, May 28th…

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2019 Short Story Contest Winners KZSC Radio Event

May 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States + Google Map

Tune in to Bruce Bratton's Universal Grapevine radio show on KZSC 88.1 FM (available live online at www.KZSC.org) on Tuesday evening, May 28th, at 7:00 to hear Bookshop's annual Short Story Contest winners read their stories! This year's radio event will feature the works of Ryan Masters, Anna Montgomery Patton, and our 2019 First Place winner, Lauren Michelle Finkle. You can view their work and more information about the writers here, and tune in to KZSC on Tuesday, May 28th…

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Year Of The Fist • Lunacies • SA90

May 28 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Blue Lagoon, 923 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Year Of The Fist (Oakland, CA) https://www.facebook.com/yearofthefist Lunacies https://www.facebook.com/Lunypunk5 SA90 https://www.facebook.com/sa90punk 8:30pm / $5.00

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Comedy Night at Rosie McCann’s

May 29 @ 9:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:30pm on day Last of the month, repeating indefinitely

Rosie McCann’s, 1220 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Free

A comedy showcase at Rosie McCann’s Irish Pub on the last Wednesdays of the month at 9:30pm. Hosted by Noah Gain

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UCSC Jazz Ensembles

May 30 @ 7:00 pm
Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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UCSC Director of Jazz Studies professor Karlton Hester will showcase students from his classes. These UCSC Jazz Ensembles will perform composed arrangements as well as their own arrangements of jazz standards and original compositions. Past concerts have included works from composers such as John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Wayne Shorter, Horace Silver, Don Grolnick, and many more. This evening will feature the UCSC Large Jazz Ensemble. In an effort to promote and perpetuate the indigenous American form of music…

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Macrame Plant Hanger

May 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Get knotty and learn to create a macrame plant hanger with Dana Martinez of Wilder Macrame. Cost: $55.00 Registration: Must register in advance online at https://www.allhandsworkshops.com/events/2019/5/31/macrame-plant-hanger In this workshop, we will: - learn, practice and master basic macrame knots: the alternating square knot, the square knot, the gathering knot & clove hitch knot - create one of a kind macrame plant hangers, choosing from a variety of colored rope - get crafty, relax, enjoy tasty snacks & good company! The…

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Girls Rock: Kickoff to Pride! with Christie McCarthy & The Wielders

May 31 @ 8:00 pm

Come kick off Pride weekend with the fabulous Christie McCarthy and her all-star band in support of a mighty cause, the Pajaro Valley Pride Youth Scholarship Program, benefiting our leaders of tomorrow! Christie puts on a hell of a show filled with energy, heart and soul. So prepare to be thoroughly entertained, socialize with your fellow Prider’s and pay it forward! Christie’s band, The Wielders, features Glenn MacPherson on guitar, Rhan Wilson on bass, Patti Maxine on lap steel, Jimmy Norris on drums,…

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June 2019

HUGO : An Interactive Art Maze

June 1 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, 705 Front St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Visitors will walk through the Art "Maze" on Cooper St. to follow the path of empowerment, while learning about the most common tactics people with NPD use in relationships. Visitors will interact with large scale installations, write, create, and view various artists/mediums. HUGO will be curated and designed by LUX & JASPER partnering with MAH /Abbot Square -Cooper St. and the Walnut Avenue Women’s Center. Stay tuned for Visual Artists details. By shining light on this disorder it will help…

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Deepening Your Yoga Practice

June 1 @ 2:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Luma Yoga, 1010 Center St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Deepen your yoga practice with an extended yoga class! Beginning with a seated meditation, and then followed by pranayama and challenging postures, this afternoon class is a time to ask questions, gain feedback and receive assistance. Although this class is an opportunity to practice more advanced postures, it is also about discovering pathways with modifications and variations that can teach us more about the essence of the pose, its function and alignment. Come with ideas and postures that you would…

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PINK Saturday Party @ Bocci’s! LGBTQIA+

June 2 @ 1:00 am - 4:00 am
Bocci’s Cellar, 140 Encinal St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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It’s the Annual Santa Cruz Pink Saturday Party! LGBTQIA+ Featuring DJ AD & Queeraoke! Free / $10 Suggested Donation * 21+ After 10pm when the kitchen closes https://www.facebook.com/events/286828458867991/

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Ralph Towner: Solo

June 2 @ 7:00 pm
Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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After critically-lauded projects with trumpeter Paolo Fresu and with fellow guitarists Wolfgang Muthspiel and Slava Grigoryan, Ralph Towner returns to solo guitar for My Foolish Heart. Whether on classical guitar or 12-string guitar Towner’s touch is immediately identifiable. Solo music is an important thread through his rich discography and this latest album – recorded at Lugano’s Auditorio Stelio Molo RSI in February 2016 and produced by Manfred Eicher – follows in the great tradition of Diary, Solo Concert, Ana, Anthem,…

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Judy Carmichael with Larry Koonse

June 3 @ 7:00 pm
Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Described by The New York Times as “…astounding, flawless, captivating…” Grammy nominated pianist Judy Carmichael is one of the world’s leading interpreters of stride piano and swing. Count Basie nicknamed her “Stride”, acknowledging the command with which she plays this technically and physically demanding jazz piano style. Carmichael’s latest album, I Love Being Here With You, is her first vocal album, exploring her love of witty lyrics, ballads and Broadway standards. Carmichael will be joined by guitarist Larry Koonse on…

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Fiddle Music Magic featuring Nigel Armstrong

June 5 @ 7:30 pm

Nigel Armstrong is emerging as a dynamic and creative artist both within and beyond the realm of classical music. From his musical beginnings as a member of “The Little Fiddlers” in Sonoma, CA, to collaborations with tango musicians in Argentina he’s enjoyed using the violin in a versatile manner throughout his life. Nigel enjoys playing “fiddle music” of various sorts …exploring different traditions of musical expression such as jazz, fiddle, and tango. He and his friends will be “happy to…

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